The Right Stuff: Location Unknown (2004)

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  • Communication Alternative


The second programme in the fourth six-part series, in which five scientists are set space-inspired challenges in the hostile environment of Death Valley, in eastern California, all of which are to be completed within three days. Their challenges in this programme are based around making communication tools. They have to produce: their own version of a pen that will work in zero gravity; a walkie-talkie that works by carrying the voice along a light beam; and a plaque carrying vital information about the human race to any aliens encountered in space similar to that carried on NASA's deep space probe, Pioneer.

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